Opera for Android has increased its user numbers 73 percent year-on-year, even though its share of the Android market actually appears to be falling.
The Norwegian firm’s browser will be the default on Microsoft’s low-end Asha, Series 30+ and Series 40 phones, almost all of which will be phased out by the end of 2015.
Though Verizon had a big quarter for tablet connections, it actually lost feature phone and basic smartphone subscribers in Q1. Those customers are likely going to T-Mobile and arch-rival AT&T.
There’s plenty of consumer data that can be mined in Africa, but it just happens to be controlled by the mobile operators. TA Telecom CEO Amr Shady explains how startups can put that data to use.
The majority of the world is still on 2G networks and using feature phones. Internet.org’s new joint innovation lab aims to give developers the means to design their apps with those limitations in mind.
It’s not all about the Nokia X. Nokia also announced two of its most affordable feature phones ever at its Mobile World Congress press conference.
Chaatz, a messaging app released today for iPhone, will begin to install its services onto feature phones later this year.
The Nokia 108 is an attractive feature phone with a VGA camera and a sub-$30 price tag.
The Nokia 515 proves that not all feature phones need to be flip-open reminders of the past. It features a high-quality aluminum and glass design and a 5-megapixel camera.
It’s not often a feature phone will have some surprises left in it, but Nokia’s 105 has one: a smartphone-like 29 percent profit after the materials and manufacturing costs. Connecting the “next billion” could prove to be a money maker.